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Water in 156 v6 engine

I drove my156 through apool of water. It suckeked water through the air filter and the engine just stalled. What i need to know is the extend of the damage to the engine. I empted oil which had a lot of water
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could be as bad as new conrod bearings.....
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Does it still run or even turn over? If it won't turn over then its most likley bent a few con rods which realistically means a new engine.
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As Rockhopper asks - Can you turn the motor at all? It the answer is no - then you'll definitely need a new (2nd hand) engine, if the answer is yes, you can turn it - you still need to open up and see what the damage is.

It sounds like a proper hydro-lock - your engine stalled due to water in the combustion chamber, and then slowly flowed past the rings into the oil... My guess is a few conrods are bent. Easiest check would be to drop the oil sump and look up into the conrods
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Thank you all for advices. At the moment I tied-up and will have to look at the car in the next few weeks. Definitely I will give you feedback. Thank you all once again
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Would be wise to remove the spark plugs before trying to turn the engine over, gives the water somewhere to go rather than risking further damage.
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